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Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs
Summary: HHS Final Rule Regarding Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs The addition of the new RHY (Runaway and Homeless Youth) Final Rule provides clarification and outlines additional requirements for Basic Center, Transitional Living and Street Outreach Programs. These changes build on existing requirements present in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-378). The new rule provides opportunities to strengthen existing services for runaway and homeless youth across the United States. MANY reviewed the new rule and will provide resources and support as organizations make necessary changes to existing RHY [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont
Pictured (Left to Right): Bethany Pombar (Director of VCRHYP) & Ari Kisler (Assistant Director of VCRHYP) #OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Vermont As part of our #OneOfMANY series, MANY is traveling all across the country, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. We had the privilege of sitting down with one of our member organizations to talk more about their unique approach to their runaway homeless youth (RHY) work in Vermont.  Established in 1981, the Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs (VCRHYP) is a coalition [Read further...]
Coordinated Entry and Assessment: Key Components in Creating Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness
Communities across the country are taking a collective impact approach to youth homelessness by designing and piloting coordinated responses to ending youth homelessness. This includes early intervention, assessment, service provision and the cultivation of strong bases of evidence that can be used to refine and improve these efforts.  In June 2015 and again in September 2015 we gathered with youth providers (from 22 and 31 states respectively) to understand the current landscape, identify existing evidence, and begin to unearth promising innovations.  Two key takeaways from these gatherings emerged: Deeply coordinated community responses – integrated identification, assessment, service provision, and data [Read further...]
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Chris Nelson Of Attention Homes In Boulder, CO
#OneOfMANY: Thoughts On Youth Services From Chris Nelson Of Attention Homes In Boulder, CO as part of our #MANYRoadTrip MANY is traveling all across the country this fall, meeting with member organizations, talking about their programs, and identifying trends and issues that are happening in the youth services field across the country. We had the privilege of sitting down with Chris Nelson, the Director of Programs at one of our member organizations, Attention Homes in Boulder, CO, to talk more about his thoughts on youth services, his program, and the rewards and challenges of his work:   Q: What do you appreciate most about [Read further...]
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3)
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3) This is the March 2016 summary of MANY’s convening on Coordinated Community Responses to End Youth Homelessness. You can read prior convening summaries here: Convening 1 and Convening 2   March 2016 Convening Summary: Below is a summary of the focused discussion question and answers.  This portion of the agenda is an opportunity for members to pull information from their peers on past, current and future practices that could be helpful in addressing local challenges or pressure points.   Q: How are communities ensuring housing that is accessed by youth is developmentally [Read further...]
Finding Success: A Guide to Finding – and Engaging Supportive Adults Throughout Your Life
We all need mentors, role models, and wise advisors (also known as supportive adults) as we move through life. This guide developed by YouthBuild USA is designed to help youth make the most of their mentoring relationship but also assist them in understanding how to build their social networks rich with mentors. Its tips and worksheets are focused on getting youth thinking about the ways a mentor can help with their immediate and long-term goals, while also teaching about how to ask for, and make the most of, this support. Though specific to YouthBuild program model, it can be adapted [Read further...]
Recap: MANY Goes To Washington & A Way Home America Announcement
The White House Policy Briefing on Ending Youth Homelessness MANY was proud to join leaders from across the country at the White House last Friday, June 3rd, to strategize solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness at The White House Policy Briefing on Ending Youth Homelessness. Here are a few of our member organizations that attended the briefing with us last Friday: Los Angeles LGBT Center – Los Angeles, CA One-N-Ten – Phoenix, AZ YouthCare – Seattle, WA The Night Ministry – Chicago, IL The Bridge for Youth – Minneapolis, MN Lighthouse Youth Services – Cincinnati, OH Covenant House International* [Read further...]
This Youth Brief from Youth.Gov examines the realities facing youth that have been involved in the foster care systems as they transition to adulthood. It provides a detailed overview of the challenges that impede a successful transition and shares information on key legislation developed to support youth in foster care. Read more: http://youth.gov/youth-briefs/foster-care-youth-brief
This brief by LaKesha Pope provides an overview of homeless youth and the housing challenges they face. It includes recommendations on five strategies and models that integrate a positive youth development approach. To read the brief, click here: Housing for Homeless Youth NAEH Brief
This resource from the USICH (United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) provides a preliminary vision to build the comprehensive and coordinated response that young people need to end their homelessness forever. It draws upon what we know works to end homelessness for other populations, along with strategies that support the unique needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under 25. Use this document to advance discussions in your communities and build upon the work already underway. To view the resource, click here: Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness A Coordinated Community Response